Since its founding in 1849, Sacramento has grown into a cosmpolitan state capital while retaining its Gold Rush flavor. The Capitol, California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento, Crocker Art Museum and Sutter's Fort are popular tourist attractions. The American River bike trail, stretching 32 miles from downtown Sacramento to Folsom Dam, is one of the finest urban bike paths in the country. Sacramentans are passionate in their support of the Kings, a National Basketball Association franchise, and the city played host to the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials. In a tribute to its cultural vibrance, Time magazine recently named Sacramento the nation's most diverse city.
"The city of Sacramento is excited to be one of the stops on the AMGEN Tour of California. Sacramento has a strong bicycling community as well as a history of organizing and supporting world-class sporting events. Tour riders and bicycle race fans will be impressed by the welcome and attention they will receive in Sacramento."
Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo
Refuel & Relax
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Grab & GoAmbrosia Café & Catering
Just blocks from the race route, this creative cafe on K Street is a hangout for capital pols and downtowners who hanker for the crème brûlée French toast or lunch items like tarragon chicken salad or roasted tri-tip on panini.
1030 K St., Sacramento
916/444-8129 | Website
Relax & RechargeFrank Fat’s
A landmark famed for its innovative menu and its capital clientele, Frank Fat’s has turned traditional Chinese food on its head, serving up specialties (firecracker beef, drunken chicken, honey walnut prawns) from four provinces in a lavish setting.
806 L St., Sacramento
916/442-7092 | Website